Of those five universal films , this is probably the weakest one of the bunch. Could have done without the dopey brother and the monkey. Its OK, but that's all I can give it.
Hi there Deputy,
I agree with your critique as far as it goes. The always-in-trouble kid brother was supposed to be funny and wasn't. However weak the movie was, it was part of a deal that got Duke out of the Bs, even though the film is no more than an A-. Thus it also demonstrates that Duke could act in other roles besides Western good guy. It also shows better acting than the B movies did. As a film it's a dog--I find the racist treatment of the Arabs especially obnoxious--but it's interesting as a case study in the evolution of Duke's acting.